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About the KCCVS

The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) manages Kentucky’s AmeriCorps national service programs. The commission is a statewide, bipartisan group of up to 25 members, appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds.

The KCCVS was created in 1994 to serve as a conduit for federal funds that support AmeriCorps programs in the commonwealth, encourage and recognize volunteerism and assist in service program development.

KCCVS funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Kentucky General Assembly. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the parent agency for the commission, providing administrative support and oversight.


To engage Kentuckians in volunteerism and service to positively impact our communities.


Joe Bringardner (photo by Marcia Goss)
Executive Director: Joe Bringardner

Operations Officer: Shannon Ramsey 

Program Officer: Carie M. Kizziar

Fiscal Grants Officer: Jill Lancaster

Executive Advisor: Linda Harney 

Volunteer Generation Fund Manager: Melissa Benton

Data and Training Specialist: Andrew GottWorth

Service Fellow (NSCHC): Ted Kizziar

Service Fellow (Communications): Emily Clark

Interested in applying for the Commission?

Follow the instructions on the Governor's Office Boards and Commissions website (online application portal or PDF). Don't forget to indicate Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) at the top of the form for the board/commission name. For more information, contact Shannon Ramsey.

Commission Information

Commission Leadership

Kevin Mays, Commission Chairman
Appointed 2010
Chief Financial Officer, Owl's Head Alloys
Bowling Green/Warren County

Kevin Russell, Commission Vice Chairman
Appointed 2009
Information Technology Specialist, U.S. Government Fort Knox
Radcliff/Hardin County

Tamara Cox, Commission Secretary
Appointed 2010
Supervisor/Coordinator, Daniel Boone Community Action Agency
Mt. Vernon/Rockcastle County

Commission Members

DeAnna Brangers
Appointed 2016
Vice Chairman, Republican Party of Kentucky
Prospect/Jefferson County

Andrew Cole
Appointed 2016
Director of Campus Ministry, Thomas Moore College
Crestview Hills/Kenton County

Elizabeth Combs
Appointed 2011
Associate, Wilkes & McHugh
Lexington/Fayette County

Bill Farmer Jr.
Appointed 2010
President/CEO, United Way of the Bluegrass
Lexington/Fayette County

John Gillig
Appointed 2014
Part-time Staff, WaterStep
Retired, State Government
Frankfort/Franklin County

Peter Hayes
Appointed 2016
National Director, Service for Peace
Louisville/Jefferson County

Gary McCollum
Appointed 2014
Assistant General Counsel, Alliance Coal, LLC
Lexington/Fayette County

Megan Mortis
Appointed 2013
Public Information Officer, Henderson County Schools
Henderson/Henderson County

Lauren Palmer
Appointed 2014
College of Education Supervisor, Northern Kentucky University
Verona/Boone County

Matthew Seifried
Appointed 2017
Student, Xavier University
Florence/Boone County

Madison Silvert
Appointed 2014
President, Malcolm Bryant Corporation
Owensboro/Daviess County

Lanny Taulbee
Appointed 2013
Disabilities Resource Coordinator
Retired, State Government
Lexington/Fayette County

Crystal Kelley, Ex-Officio
Kentucky State Office Director, Corporation for National and Community Service

Pending Appointments/Advisory Committee

Jim Garrett
Volunteer Coordinator, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Louisville/Jefferson County

Daron Jordan
Appointed 2009
City Manager, City of Paris
Paris/Bourbon County

Kevin Middleton
President, United Way of Kentucky
Louisville/Jefferson County

Brent Sweger
Transportation Engineering Branch Manager, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Frankfort/Franklin County

Commissioner Resources


KCCVS In-Kind Voucher (PDF)

KCCVS In-Kind Voucher (Word)

Travel Voucher (Excel)
Find the current mileage reimbursement rate here.


Last Updated 4/12/2018